Daily Schedule

DATE: JANUARY 22, 2023
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Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Daily events are subject to change.

Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! While you are visiting, stop by our numerous households and see what kind of winter activities kept families busy. Our trades will be active as well, from needlework to working at the potter’s wheel, we use the winter to hone our hand skills. See the farmers industriously preparing for the spring season, and of course, our farm animals always enjoy a visitor too.
Please note Kidstory is closed for necessary maintenance work today. Enjoy your visit!

Farm
10:00 a.m. Meet the Calf (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36).

Performances
10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Common Curiosities:
A walk around the Center Village (meets at the Center Meetinghouse, Building #7).

11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about childbirth in the 1830s (in the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).

3:00 p.m. Tales of Long Ago: Hear stories told in the 1830s (in the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).

Music Performances

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, The Guitar: Learn about the guitar in New England, and hear a sample of music performed on a 19th-century style guitar at the Fitch House (Building #21).

11:00 a.m. Musical Highlights, The Rocking Melodeon: Listen to a selection of songs on one of the most unusual instruments of the 19th century. Learn about the people that would have played on this instrument, and how it works at the Richardson House, (Building #13).

3:00 p.m. Ballroom Etiquette: Learn about the forms of ceremony or decorum used in the entertainment of dancing during the 1830s (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

Households
Freeman Farm Work on a farm never stops, not even in winter. Learn about seasonal domestic work on a traditional, middling farm including sausage making, cooking and caring for the years preserves.

Trades
Tin Shop (Building #15) Experience our tinners creating authentic reproductions of household items made from tinned sheet iron.

Blacksmith Shop (Building #39) Repairing tools was a common and necessary task the rural blacksmiths did for their neighbors. Watch our smiths as the restore some of the axes that are used on the farm.

Community
Asa Knight Store Country stores brought in goods from all over the world, through seaports like Boston and Providence. They also bought locally produced goods such as butter, cheese, and handwork for sale in those urban commercial centers.

The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. you can board behind the Bullard Tavern (#3) or in front of the Blacksmith Shop (#39) about every 40 minutes for a ride around the Mill Pond. There is no carryall operating outside of this time.

Dining & Shopping
Bullard Café
(Building #3) (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. A variety of lunch options and beverages.

Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop (Building #19)
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stop in to buy our famous chocolate chip cookies, Joe Frogger cookies, and treats. Shop for Village-made wares, heirloom seeds, historical children’s toys and gifts, too!

Ox & Yoke Mercantile (Building #1)
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Take home a traditional rural New England treasure or locally made gift. Village-made crafts and kits, home décor, books, and more await! We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.

The Environmental Point of View
Woodland Walk (#47) A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.
Pasture Walk (#49) Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.
River Walk (#50) Best views of the Wight Dam and a peaceful setting to enjoy the Quinebaug River.
Please note all walks are open but are not maintained. Icy conditions may be present.

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